Media Mentions July 2023

Media Mentions July 2023

The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for more updates.

AsiaNow Speaks with Michael K. Bourdaghs
#Asia Now
Michael K. Bourdaghs (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), discusses his book, "A Fictional Commons: Natsume Sōseki and the Properties of Modern Literature," and what led him to research and rethink the fiction and literary theories of Natsume Sōseki, often celebrated as Japan’s greatest modern novelist.

Have we ruined Sex?
The Wall Street Journal
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) explores what philosophy can teach us about the value of reciprocated desire, and the significance of sex as the ritual that enacts that desire.

‘Somehow I failed to clock her magnificence’: was the world’s first literary hero a woman?
The Guardian
Jana Matuszak (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) discusses why the ancient goddess Inanna might be the world’s oldest literary hero—older than Gilgamesh—the legendary warrior of ancient Mesopotamia.

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August 8, 2023